Yesterday, December 10, Apple officially launched its versions of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. These are two major updates, so they bring quite remarkable changes and functions in addition to the already common bug fixes and stability improvements.
As always, it is best to wait a week or a couple of weeks before updating the software of your mobile devices to confirm that everything is going correctly. But if you feel like trying new features you can access Settings> General> Software update to download iOS 13.3 and / or iPadOS 13.3 on your iPhone and iPad.
That said, in this article we will delve into the main novelties they bring iOS 13.3 Y iPadOS 13.3 to iPhone and iPad. Are you with us?
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All the news of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3
Application and feature updates
One of the most interesting changes comes in the form of functionality for Screen Time. A change that has landed on both iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3. Previously, Screen Time allows adults to limit access to certain applications based on a daily schedule or a specific length of time. Now there is a new option for limit communication of the children. In this way, parents can decide who their children can talk to while using the device.
Apple has included new buttons to like and dislike in Apple News + articles. Well, rather it has brought them back along with the "next" and "previous" buttons to move more quickly between the news.
Other news from iOS and iPadOS
FIDO2 security keys
Apple has incorporated support for security keys of type FIDO2. iOS was already compatible, but they didn't work within the Safari system. Now, with iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3, users can now use FIDO2 security keys such as Lightning, USB or NFC.
On the other hand, support for “Hot Corners” has also been included, a functionality present in macOS that allows users execute specific actions when a user moves the mouse to one of the four corners from the screen. And now it works on both iOS and iPadOS thanks to mouse support.
By moving the mouse pointer connected to one of the four assigned corners you can conclude in different system actions. For example, as they point from Apple Insider, open the open applications menu (App Switcher), return to the Home screen, lock the device, mute the volume and much more. All with a simple mouse movement.
But there are more. The function is also compatible with the iOS and iPadOS Shortcuts application, therefore a user can assign one of the four corners to perform the automated actions of the shortcuts. Therefore, a whole world of possibilities opens up: from accessing specific web pages to controlling home automation accessories.
Other minor improvements
Memojis and Animojis stickers
With the introduction of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple incorporated stickers from Memojis and Animojis. But so far there was no way to remove this section of the emoji panel. Therefore, if you are not a fan of Memojis and Animojis and they bother you when you are looking for your favorite emojis, now you have a new option in the configuration of settings to remove Memojis and Animojis stickers on the keyboard.
Additionally, Apple has included other minor changes in its iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13 updates. Among other small features, now in the application Photos You can now edit a video and save it as a new file or simply replace the original. A feature that was present in iOS 12 and that curiously disappeared when the company added the new photo editing and video options in its native Photos app.
The Watch application icon has changed the color of its Digital Crown and is now gray instead of black. And AirPods Pro have a new icon in the Search My application. Finally, in the music application the text of “View album” has been changed to “Show album” and includes a new glyph of Apple Music.